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Difference between a thesis and a project work • Thesis: Theoretical focus: Developing a theoretical framework; testing the theory; and contributing to new knowledge generation. • Project Work: Empirical focus: Understanding the situation; analyzing it; and solving current problems. This research works at the primary level.
What is SPW? • It is a compulsory assignment. • It is off-the-classroom and field-based assignment. • SPW is an organized, systematic, data-based, and fact-finding investigation into a specific situation. • Organized • Systematic • Data-based (Evidence is the raw material of research) • Fact finding
Purpose of the SPW • Expose students to the business or social reality. • Provide opportunity to students to work in area of their interest. • Provide students an opportunity to integrate their course work knowledge with application. • Develop inter-personal and communication skills. • Provide opportunity to work closely with a faculty member. • Develop data-processing and report writing skills (preliminary research training). • Provide opportunity to learn how organizations work. • Provide opportunity to make useful contacts.
Nature of SPW It can be of the following two types: • Descriptive Studies • Community-based Development Projects
Descriptive Studies • Footpath business • Street vendors • Call centers • Micro enterprises • Use of credit cards • Mineral water market • Vegetable market • Finance cooperatives • Music industry • Insurance business • Fast food café • Tourism business
Community-based Development Projects • Waste management • Literacy • Public transportation • Drinking water supply • Community services
STRUCTURES OF THE REPORT WRITING • Preliminary Materials • Body of the Report • Supplementary Materials • References • Appendices
Preliminary Materials • Title page of the SP Report • Student Declaration • Certificate from the Supervisor • Acknowledgment • Table of Contents • List of Tables and Figures • Executive summery
TITLE OF THE SUMMER PROJECT BY Student’s Full Name A Summer Project Report Submitted to Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration at the Name of the Campus/College Tribhuvan University Place Month/Year
STUDENT’S DECLARATION This is to certify that I have completed the Summer Project entitled”(title of the project)” under the guidance of “(name of the guide)” in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration at Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University. This is my original work and I have not submitted it earlier elsewhere. Date: Signature: Name:
CERTIFICATE FROM THE SUPERVISOR This is to certify that the summer project entitled “____________________” is an academic work done by “__________________” submitted in the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration at Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University under my guidance and supervision. To the best of my knowledge, the information presented by him/her in the summer project report has not been submitted earlier. ____________________ Signature of the Supervisor Name Designation Date
Body of the Report • Chapter – I ( Introduction) • Chapter – II (Data Presentation and) Analysis • Chapter – III ( Conclusion and Action) Implication
Chapter – I(Introduction) • Context information • Purpose of the study • Significance of the study • Literature survey • Research methods used for data collection and analysis
Purpose • The main purpose of the study is to assess the pricing and place strategy of Himalayan Java. • Specific purposes : • To find out the factors of coffee pricing of Himalayan Java. • To examine the factors affecting in selection of Himalayan Java Outlet.
Chapter – II (DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS) • Organization/situation/respondent profile • Data presentation • Data analysis • Findings and discussion
Chapter – III(Conclusion and Action Implication) • Conclusion • Action/practice/policy implications
SP Report Writing Guidelines • Typing: • Font – Times New Roman • Standard Letter Size : Title – 14 and Text – 12 • Black Color • One side of the paper • Paper: Standard A4 size • Margins: Top, bottom and right 1.0” and left 1.5” • Line spacing: 1.5 line spacing • No of copies to be submitted: 3 • Total pages required: 35-40 pages (10,000 to 12,000 words) • Binding: Spiral • Style of citation: APA
Guidelines Cont…. • All the pages in the initial part are in small roman centrally located at the bottom of the pages. • Alignment • Title page : Centre • Chapter Heading : Centre • Sub-heading : Left • Body of the text : Justify